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BASC respond to the England Deer Strategy

Following the publication of the England Deer Management Strategy, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) head of deer management Martin Edwards said: “The government’s commitment to tackling the growing deer population in the UK is commendable. However, it will only succeed if it has the support of every deer manager, the majority of… Read more »

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Northern Ireland Police Service declares Firearms and Explosives Branch “critical incident”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has declared a “critical incident” due to protracted backlogs of applications within its firearms licensing department.  A critical incident is defined as “Any incident where the effectiveness of the police response is likely to have a significant impact on the confidence of the victim, their family or the community”. The… Read more »

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Liberal Democrats call for Ofgem price rise to be scrapped

Ahead of an expected rise in the energy price cap of over a thousand pounds on August 26th, the Lib Dems have this morning gone further than other political parties and called for the energy price cap rise to be scrapped. The energy price cap is the maximum amount that Ofgem allows suppliers to legally… Read more »

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Conservative leadership candidates coy on an emergency budget

After recommendations at the weekend from former Prime Minister Gordon Brown that the government bring forward an emergency budget, the two leadership candidates remain coy on the issue. Writing in the Observer yesterday, Brown said millions would be pushed “over the edge” if the government does not address the cost of living crisis. “The reality… Read more »